Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Mighty Yuba

An impressive rainstorm passed through our area, bringing persistent high winds and amazing amounts of rain.  We measured at least 8" of rain in our gauge, and that doesn't include the two nights when the gauge fell over!  The storm finally started to let up late this morning, so we took advantage of the break in the weather to visit the South Yuba River.  I have never seen it running like this - it was truly spectacular.  And so loud!

The South Yuba River, from the new Highway 49 Bridge looking towards the old Highway 49 Bridge.

A little further upstream at Edward's Crossing

Hard to believe that this is same river...  here's my daughter swimming at Edward's Crossing back in August.  None of these rocks are visible now, except as faint bumps in the river current. 


  1. There is no controlling nature. It is beautiful, and giving, and powerful, and destructive. And does not care one wit about us.

    You live in a truly beautiful area. One of my favorites, in all the earth.

    God bless you and your family.

    1. Thanks, Steve! Yes, it is absolutely beautiful, but powerful and dangerous as well. I tried to express this to the children as well - the four year old needed this strongly emphasized!